Newmarket

  • 19:15 July Course Maiden Stakes1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.59s
  • Off time: 19:17:00
19:15 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Splendorinthegrass (IRE) 7/4
2nd Park Lane 4/1
3rd Sabi Star 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 7 Light Blue, Maroon disc, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon spots, hooped cap Beat Companion 50
3 9-3 P Howling P Cosgrave 66/167.00
3 (4) 6-2 Red, White chevron, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Gordy Bee (USA) 17
3 9-3 Pat Eddery Paul Eddery 6/17.00
4 (1) Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Landofthefourones (USA)
3 9-3 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 25/126.00
5 (13) 420-223 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Park Lane 53
3 9-3 B W Hills Michael Hills 77 4/15.00
6 (17) 0 Black, Orange braces, striped sleeves, Orange cap Primera Vista 27
3 9-3 L M Cumani Michelle Payne 25/126.00
7 (10) 5-53 Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Sabi Star 36
3 9-3 J H M Gosden N Mackay 77 11/26.50
8 (6) 75-2 Black, Yellow cap Splendorinthegrass (IRE) 46
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 R Charlton R L Moore 94 7/42.75
9 (15) 3 Bottle Green, White cap, Lime Green star Cactus Curtsey 14
3 8-12 J R Fanshawe J P Spencer 14/115.00
10 (12) 0 Maroon, black hooped sleeves, black cap Douchkette (FR) 11
3 8-12 John Berry T G McLaughlin 50/151.00
11 (3) 0 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Fiancee (IRE) 91
3 8-12 R Charlton S J Drowne 20/121.00
12 (5) Crazy Quilt Fulfilment (IRE)
3 8-12 W J Musson C Catlin 50/151.00
13 (14) Maroon and grey check, grey cap Head First
3 8-12 W Jarvis L P Keniry 66/167.00
14 (8) 7206- Brown, Light Blue hoop, armlets and cap Indian Tonic (IRE) 208
3 8-12 W Jarvis M Dwyer 78 28/129.00
15 (11) 47 Emerald Green, Orange stars, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Maid Of Stone (IRE) 16
3 8-12 D R C Elsworth Dane O'Neill 33/134.00
16 (7) 0-7 Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Matilda Poliport 89
3 8-12 W R Swinburn A Kirby 33/134.00
17 (2) 9- White, Yellow seams, Red cap Netta (IRE) 300
3 8-12 P J Makin T P Queally 16/117.00
Non runners
2 (16)7Curlew (IRE)39-3M JohnstonR Hills

Verdict

CURLEW was backed off the boards on his debut and with some of the yard's horses improving markedly from first to second runs he is marginally preferred to Gordy Bee and Splendorinthegrass. The selection started as the 5/4 favourite for a Hamilton race in June but was a bitter disappointment, pulling too hard and fading away tamely. However he had obviously been showing plenty at home and if he settles better for the experienced Richard Hills then he shouldn't be far away. Gordy Bee seems to be improving with his racing and ran quite well at Brighton last time, Park Lane's official rating arguably flatters him somewhat and he has had plenty of good chances, whilst Sabi Star will have competition for the lead and needs to pull out more. Splendorinthegrass was well-fancied last time out at Thirsk on his first run of the year and although he may have lost a few fans, he shaped as if ready for this step up in trip and this brother to Etlaala who cost current connections 160,000 guineas at the Newmarket Sales in May must be considered a major player. Cactus Curtsey and Fiancee both shaped with plenty of promise on their first starts. Maid Of Stone, Matilda Poliport and Primera Vista are all likely to need more time, and so it is Curlew who we will give another chance to.